The Best and Worst States for Getting Divorced

By Joel Stonington and Alex McIntyre - 2011-11-14T16:21:49Z

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Mississippi (26)

Filing fee: $52

Minimum processing time: 240 days

Divorce rate: 11.8

If someone steals your spouse, Mississippi is one of seven states giving you the right to sue the interloper for damages. The state has the lowest filing fee for divorce. If you seek a fault divorce in Mississippi, you might try to prove "idiocy" at the time of the marriage. If that's too challenging, you can try to establish habitual use of opium and morphine. (These are old, old laws.)